Urshan College (UC) is happy to assist those who are present and past members of the United States military as well as the families of those who have served. UC accepts Veteran’s Administration (VA) benefits.
Military & Veteran Services
Financial Aid Office
Urshan College1151 Century Tel Drive
Wentzville, MO 66385
Director: Grant Pollard
Phone: 314-838-8858 Ext #2116
Full or part-time UC students who are active duty, reserve personnel, veterans, or, in some cases, the child or spouse of a veteran are eligible for Veteran Education Benefits. To determine eligibility, complete the online Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990).
VA benefits include:
- Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31)– If you have a service-connected disability that limits your ability to work or prevents you from working, Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) can help. This program—also known as Chapter 31 or VR&E—helps you explore employment options and address education or training needs. In some cases, your family members may also qualify for certain benefits.
- Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) – If you have served on active duty after 9/11/2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33).
- Post 9/11 GI Bill® – Transfer of Entitlement (Chapter 33) – If you are a dependent of a service member who served on active duty after 9/11/2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. To qualify for this entitlement, the Post 9/11 benefits must be transferred to the dependent prior to parent/spouse leaving active duty or selected reserve services.
- Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (Chapter 30) – If you served at least 2 years on active duty prior to 9/11/2001, you may qualify for the MGIB-AD.
- Montgomery GI Bill® Selective Reserve (Chapter 1606) – For eligibility, you must member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard.
- Post-Vietnam Era Veteran’s Educational Assistance Program (VEAP, Chapter 32) – If you contributed to the VEAP program ($2 to $1 match) during your military career, you may be eligible for this program.
- Survivor’s and Dependent’s Educational Assistance (DEA) program (Chapter 35) – If you are the child or spouse of a Veteran or service member who has died, is MIA, or has disabilities, you may be able to receive help paying for your education through the DEA program.
- Veteran’s Scholarship and Grant Resources – In addition to VA benefits, you may also be eligible for grants and scholarships from a variety of veteran’s organizations. These resources are also available to those who are dependents of a service member but were unable or ineligible to receive VA educational benefits. This link will take you to the U.S. Veterans Magazine website where you will find an inexhaustive list of scholarships and grants.
Military Tuition Assistance (TA)
UC complies with the policies and procedures for the military Tuition Assistance program for eligible members of the U.S. Armed Services.
Each service has its own criteria for eligibility. Prior to enrollment, prospective students are directed to speak with their Education Services Officer (ESO) or military counselor to determine which VA or Military benefit(s) they qualify for. The following links connect prospective students to their particular service:
Register for classes only after approval from your ESO is obtained.
Return of Military Tuition Assistance
In compliance with the Department of Defense policy, Urshan College will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% portion of the term for which the funds were provided.
Please note: If you withdraw (officially or unofficially) from a course and did not complete at least 60% of the course, you may not be eligible for the total amount initially awarded through Tuition Assistance. In cases where some or all the Tuition Assistance must be returned to the military, you will be responsible for all balances on your student account.
Full Semester Courses
- Before or during weeks 1-2: 100% return
- During weeks 3-4: 75% return
- During weeks 5-8: 50% return
- During week 9: 40% return (60% of course is completed)
- During weeks 10-16: 0% return
Short Term Courses
- Before or during week 1: 100% return
- During week 2: 75% return
- During weeks 3-4: 50% return
- During week 5: 40% return (60% of course is completed)
- During weeks 6-8: 0% return
Recruitment of Military and Veterans Policy
Urshan College bans inducements to any individual or entity (other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws) for the purpose of securing enrollment of service members or obtaining access to tuition assistance funds as part of efforts to eliminate aggressive marketing aimed at service members.
UC does not participate in high-pressure recruitment tactics aimed at Service members. Service members will not receive three or more unsolicited contacts (by phone, email, or in-person), nor will they be engaged in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.
Additionally, UC will not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollment of federal financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.